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Year of Entry 2021/22
MSc

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Part-time Food and nutrition

This course provides you with the core knowledge and practical skills to practice as a sports nutritionist.


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What is the fee? Home: £9,340 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

Course summary

  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
  • Learn about the specific nutritional needs of athletes and develop practical skills to assess their diet, body composition and exercise performance.
  • Develop an appropriate level of competence in sports nutrition and exercise physiology for employment in the sports nutrition and exercise sector.
  • Enhance your ability to critically analyze current and developing theories in sports nutrition.

Nutrition plays an important role in optimising sport and exercise performance. On this course you will study modules that will provide you with a solid foundation in nutritional science, human physiology, biochemistry, behaviour change, research skills and sports nutrition. You will also complete a sport or exercise nutrition focused research project. The course will equip you with the skills to specialise in sports nutrition.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Read more about the accreditation for this course.


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How you learn

Watch lecturer Lucie Nield talk about Food and Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

We use a student-centred approach to learning. The blend of core nutrition and sports nutrition content and work related learning is delivered by subject experts and has been designed to enhance your employability in the sport and exercise nutrition sector.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory classes
  • counselling simulations
  • workshops

Course leaders and tutors

Lucie Nield
Lucie Nield
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics; Co-lead for strategic research programme in systems, services and strategy

My main roles include lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas including sport, nutrition, nutritional health, physiology and supporting student … Read more

Applied learning

Work related learning

You complete a work related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development and produce an Action Plan. You will be required to identify areas for personal development in your action plans and identify objectives and activities to undertake. Typical activities will include work shadowing/volunteering, working on live sports nutrition projects, attending sports nutrition conferences, events and workshops.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • sport and exercise nutrition
  • the fitness industry
  • research
  • academia

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Howard Street
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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will

  • measure markers of health and exercise performance in our nutrition and exercise physiology laboratories
  • have the opportunity to use athletics facilities and running tracks at the English Institute of Sport to perform research studies
  • work in our sensory evaluation suite and development kitchens
  • analyse the diets of athletes with our specialist dietary assessment software

Entry requirements

All students

Normally an honours degree in a science or relevant discipline (2:2 or above) or recognised equivalent qualification. For example food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science, biological sciences and psychology would all be relevant. Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the sport and health sector, food industry or in the field of nutrition but do not have the normal entry requirements. These applications will be dealt with in accordance with SHU Recognition of Prior Learning policy. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.

If English is not their first language, applicants will need an IELTS score of 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. If the applicant's English language skill is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent score.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Due to the AfN accreditation requirements of the this course, there are no elective modules offered.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Food Chain Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of Sports Nutrition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles And Practices In Sports Nutrition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work Related Learning Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,340 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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